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Nov
16

Open Letter: A renewed call for decisive action by Ontario’s workers’ compensation system to support workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

OPEN LETTER Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of OntarioHon. Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills DevelopmentHon. Christine Elliott, Minister of Health Dear Premier Ford, Minister McNaughton, and Minister Elliott: As you know, Ontario is now entering a second phase of the COVID19 pandemic.  As the representatives of working people from a broad range of…

Oct
29

OFL Statement on Neskantaga First Nation’s Water Crisis

The Ontario Federation of Labour demands action for Neskantaga First Nation peoples, who have been evacuated and left without a safe, clean water supply for the winter. The community has lived under a boil water advisory for more than 25 years. “It is appalling that clean drinking water, a basic human right readily available to…

Oct
23

OFL Statement on 1492 Land Back Lane Injunction

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is outraged at the October 22 provincial court decision to grant a permanent injunction against the 1492 Land Defenders. The Federation further denounces the violence that ensued between the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and peaceful Haudenosaunee Land Defenders protecting their traditional territory. Labour leaders from across Ontario will converge…

Oct
21

Solidarity: Ontario Federation of Labour supports Mi’kmaq treaty rights

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) sends solidarity and supports the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq’s right to harvest and sell fish for a moderate livelihood, as per the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1760/61. The over 250-year-old agreement was reaffirmed as a constitutional right by the Supreme Court of Canada through the Marshall decisions of 1999.…

Oct
16

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL JOB POSTING: ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT/ RECEPTION

DEADLINE TO APPLY: OCTOBER 26, 2020 4:00 p.m. EST  The Ontario Federation of Labour is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it encourages those who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply. First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, persons of colour, persons with a disability, and persons who are 2SLGTBQI+ are encouraged…

Oct
6

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL JOB POSTING: DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS

DEADLINE TO APPLY: OCTOBER 16, 2020 4:00 p.m. EST  The Ontario Federation of Labour is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it encourages those who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply. First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, persons of colour, persons with a disability, and persons who are 2SLGTBQI+ are encouraged to self-identify…

Sep
25

Open Letter from the Ontario labour movement to Doug Ford and Christine Elliott: Declare racism, including anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, a public health crisis

Black and Indigenous peoples are more likely to be living in low-income households, have less access to safe housing, have significantly higher rates of child poverty and mortality, earn less for equal work, and die at significantly younger ages.

The intersection of race with inequities in housing, income, and other social determinants of health has placed Black and Indigenous Peoples at greater risk. This is unacceptable. This must change

Sep
17

NDP: For Ontarians

Follow this page to see the NDP in action, holding the government to account, defending Ontario for all, as we move forward together toward a just recovery for all.

Sep
16

Solidarity with 1492 Land Back Lane

Land Defenders in the 1492 Land Back Lane action reclaiming land along the Haldimand Tract have the support and solidarity of the Ontario Federation of Labour. Since July 19, Haudenosaunee Land Defenders have been peacefully reclaiming land along the Haldimand Tract, just south of Caledonia. The Haldimand Tract was land given to Six Nations, in…

Sep
8

Solidarity with Scholar Strike Canada on September 9 and 10, 2020

The OFL stands in solidarity with Scholar Strike Canada, which is being held on September 9 and 10 to protest anti-Black murders by the police in the United States and in Canada. “Many scholars are employed in precarious work in our academic institutions, and as such, we recognize that this solidarity action of coming together…

Aug
21

OFL statement in support of the people of Belarus

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), in solidarity with the people and workers of Belarus, condemns the authoritarian violence against peaceful protesters following the presidential election in Belarus. The OFL joins the Canadian Labour Congress in calling for an end to the violence, persecution, and arrests of peaceful protesters and demands the release of all…

Jul
30

OFL Statement on the tragic death of OPSEU Member Karen Gottschalk-Millar

(Toronto) – The following is a statement from Patty Coates, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour, regarding the death of OPSEU member Karen Gottschalk-Millar. The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) mourns with the family, friends and colleagues for OPSEU Local 448 member Karen Gottschalk-Millar. The OFL sends our sincere condolences to all those impacted…

Jul
28

Ford tracker: PC actions to date

This list was last updated on July 28 2020Click here to download the Ford Tracker.Cliquez ici pour télécharger le Ford Tracker “Gardons Forda l’oeil”, le 25 juillet 2019.  PC actions to date (highlights): July 2020 Revealed that provincial spending was $3.5 billion lower than planned last year, further starving public services Removed $1 billion in planned funding…